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Hydro, Leading Aluminum Supplier, Refines Global Supply Chain With Verizon Enterprise Solutions

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OSLO, Norway – July 5, 2012 –

Hydro and Verizon have entered into an agreement under which Verizon will deliver a managed global wide area network with integrated security and remote access solutions, an integrated partner firewall to enable third-party access to select business solutions, and full professional service support. Network and security monitoring is offered on a follow-the-sun basis from Verizon's global network and security operations centers in Dortmund, Germany; Singapore; Ashburn, Va.; and Sao Paulo. The contract covers the transition of services from the existing provider and three years of operation.

Hydro, headquartered in Norway, is a global supplier of aluminum, employing more than 23,000 people in more than 40 countries around the globe. Its operations range from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminum products and building systems.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings delivered over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizon.com/enterprise to learn more.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 93 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 192,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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